MAS inks fintech deal with Egypt14/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has secured a fintech cooperation agreement with its North African counterpart the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).
“It’s official”: New Payments Platform launches13/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Five years in development, 60 banking and financial institutions signed on, the long-anticipated new payments platform (NPP) made its official launch today.
CUA gets ROSIE with Flamingo AI pilot09/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Credit Union Australia (CUA) has teamed with Sydney-based artificial intelligence and machine learning developer Flamingo AI to deploy a new chatbot service.
SE Asian banks expect to reach digitally maturity by 202008/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Nearly four out of five Singapore banks and two out of three Malaysian banks are confident of reaching ‘digital maturity’ in just two years, despite overwhelming considering themselves digital laggards, according to EY’s Global Banking Outlook 2018 survey.
LianLian joins xCurrent blockchain payments network08/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Hong Kong-based payments service LianLian International is set to join Ripple’s popular blockchain network xCurrent, allowing the company to process real-time, cross-border payments to China.
Allianz teams with tech titans to develop cyber resilience solution06/02/2018 Anonymous News
Global insurance giant Allianz has teamed with tech power-hitters Cisco and Apple and insurance broker Aon to develop a comprehensive cyber risk management solution.
Are Australian banks ‘digitally immature’?01/02/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Despite its reputation as one of the most technologically advanced financial services markets in the world, Australian banks see themselves as neither digitally mature nor digital leaders, according to EY’s Global Banking Outlook 2018.
Movers and Shakers | January – February 201831/01/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
The first month of the new year saw a number of high-profile appointments across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to TAL, QBE, and AIA Life Insurance.
Bankwest launches tap and go payment ‘ring’30/01/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Bankwest has released a new ‘tap and go’ wearable payment device, touted as “Australia’s first” payment ring.
Comyn to replace Narev as CBA chief29/01/2018 Staff Writer News
The Commonwealth Bank has appointed Matt Comyn as the company's next chief executive, replacing outgoing chief Ian Narev.
'Say hello to our little friend': NAB, Westpac join Alexa29/01/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
NAB and Westpac customers will soon be able to request details on their accounts hands-free via Alexa-enabled devices, the banks announced separately.
Bank Negara Malaysia introduces electronic credit reports23/01/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Bank Negara Malaysia, the country’s central bank, has introduced an electronic central credit reference system (eCCRIS), allowing Malaysian nationals to access their credit report online.
UOB targets millennials with new digital-ready branch22/01/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Singapore-based United Overseas Bank (UOB) has launched a new concept branch in Tampines specifically targeting millennial customers.
Hang Seng unveils chatbot duo in HK first16/01/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Hang Seng Bank, a subsidiary of the HSBC group, has announced it has become the first Hong Kong bank to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots for its retail banking services.
HKMA seeks industry input on Open API framework15/01/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Hong Kong’s chief financial regulator, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), has issued a call to industry to help guide the drafting of a new Open API (Application Programming Interface) framework for the region's banking sector.